|Joe Kovacs with George Brose.|
Here is Joe's 21.46m throw
Comments from readers on this post
"The need to be resonant with the current American culture and it's relationship with track and field is well pointed out here. Promoters or others are making that familial quality and closeness fans have to their sport a key variant in 'personalizing' the experience in bringing the fans out of the stands and on to the field. Continued innovative thinking may reverse the trend we've seen in so many of our universities, which have dropped men's track outright, including mine, Western Michigan University. I am writing about why this sport is extraordinary in the terms of the values it embraces and how the moral relativism that seems to pervade other sports is getting hard knocks from this most conservative of sporting events, track and field. We must change with the times, but with innovation and clarity, we can make those changes without encroaching on the fundamental integrity of the sport. Thank you for these 'alternative' pieces, George! "